Friday, September 27, 2013

Reading Response #2 and Personal Writing Cont.

Agenda for today:

1. Opening Moment: Niko

  • Opening Moment Grading Info
2. Book Response #2 in Reading Groups
After book discussions, create a list of questions you would like to ask the authors of the books you are reading. Each group should come up with 2-3 questions for each author. Questions should be focused on the book's subject matter, the author's writing of the book, research done, etc.

3. Brainstorm interview questions for personality profile: Interview questions and answers are due next class.

4. If you haven't completed your first personal writing piece (My Favorite Mistake) you need to do so for next class.

HW: Interviews completed and first draft of "My Favorite Mistake"


  1. What makes you hate fast food so much? Eric Schlosser/ Chew on this
    What made you want to write about this mans journey? Into the wild
    What do you think about the fast food companies targeting young kids? Eric Schlosser/Chew on this

  2. The question that Philip and I have for the author is how much time did the author spend his time on this book and does the author ever eats fast food after finishing writing the book?

  3. Sydney and I read "Nickel and Dimed" by Barbara Ehrenreich. The questions we have are: Why is Barabara so stereotypical towards towards Maine? And Why are you aiming for a minimum wage job when you can aim higher?

  4. Ben - Barbara Enereich - Nickled & Dimed
    Why would you abandon your well off life for one of struggle?
    Why wouldn't you intervene for George, you could have saved him his job?

    Cody- Eiger Dreams - Jon Krakauer
    Why would someone want to climb a week frozen cracking pillars?
    What makes the climbers so determined?
    Why would people want to do such a life threatening sport?

    Evan Tim's- into the wild - Jon Krakauer
    Why did you leave society?
    What pushed you to go to Alaska?
    Why did you hurt your family?

    Michael- Into the wild- Jon Krakauer
    1) Jon Krakauer, what was the reason for you wanting to write this book about this Chris McCandless?
    2) How did you find all of these people that Chris McCandless meet during his adventure?

    Kyle - Eat The Rich - P. J. O'rourke
    1. How long did it take you to gather all the info you have on the American economy and other country's economy?
    2. How many country's did you visit in the making of this book?